Ordinarily, to get out to Industry City, we would have taken one of our west side trains, the C or the 1,2 or 3 to the R, N or D. However, this weekend the R, N & D all had major work going on at various places so we had to take the the C to the G and then, avoiding crowded buses, we walked a mile and a half instead. At the bus stops, transit workers herded subway riders to the buses and stopped for a joke. (On the way home, the C was not running uptown so we had to take different detours.)
Another Robert Moses special, the Brooklyn Queens Expressway cut neighborhoods apart, casting the gulf between them into permanent shadow.
Went out to Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, last weekend. They’ve turned several massive old industrial buildings into a massive, hipster (with kids) retail complex. We were intending to follow a self-guided walking tour which included artists’ studios on upper floors – they were all closed. So there was lots of Covid-style eating establishments and trendy retail, Halloween decorations, period architecture, public art (to come in future posts, but nothing especially galvanizing).